Reproduction micros

Guy Sotomayor Jr ggs at
Thu Jul 21 22:34:57 CDT 2016

> On Jul 21, 2016, at 6:53 PM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
> On 7/20/2016 10:42 AM, Pete Turnbull wrote:
>> On 20/07/2016 16:44, Paul Koning wrote:
>>> It is true that a few RISC architectures are not very scrutable.
>>> Itanium is a notorious example, as are some VLIW machines.  But many
>>> RISC machines are much more sane.  MIPS and ARM certainly are no
>>> problem for any competent assembly language programmer.
>> Indeed.  I've written a modest amount of assembly language code for
>> MIPS, and a bit more for ARM, and I didn't find either at all
>> inscrutable.  Yes, be aware of pipelining and branches and so on, but
>> it's not hard.
> But alas , they seem to change cache and pipeline with every cpu
> starting with 386. How can one write effective programs for large
> data memory access, with out this knowledge?

You read the Intel Optimization Guide.

TTFN - Guy

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